Monday, 24 December 2018

The December Love Lula Box

The last Love Lula box of 2018 was a superb collection of cruelty-free beauty.

This is the first time I've tried Seascape, as I'm not massively keen on their ingredients. Users should note that it's worth shaking the tube and opening it upright as one moment I'm watching Jeremy Clarkson racing a Bugatti in Switzerland, the next my dressing-gown is covered in hand cream 😆 That aside, the cream has a lovely citrus scent and sinks in really well. I usually use hand creams at night as I hate the feel of creams on my hands when I'm trying to do a task but this one is non-greasy and really good for day time. I'd say it isn't suitable for intensive use on severely chapped hands, as it's quite thin, but for every day maintenance, it's great. This one contains beeswax.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride (an emollient derived from Coconut Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol (an emollient / emulsifier derived from Palm Oil), Ceteareth-6 Olivate (a skin conditioner sourced from Olive Oil), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Olea Europaea (Olive) Husk Oil, Phenoxyethanol (a synthetic preservative), Cetearyl Glucoside (an emulsifier from vegetable oils and sugar), Limonene (a fragrance component naturally occurring in fruits and plants), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Disodium EDTA (a chelating or preservative ingredient, salt in nature, sourced via a chemical synthesis) Ethylhexylglycerin (a skin conditioner sourced from a glycerin derivative), Linalool (a fragrance component naturally occurring in fruits and plants), Citral (a fragrance component naturally occurring in fruits and plants), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Geraniol (a fragrance component naturally occurring in fruits and plants), Citric Acid (a ph adjuster sourced from citrus fruits), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil

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 Another winning inclusion from Kathleen. This is the fourth product of theirs I've tried and I've loved them all. What a gorgeous brand. The LL box has previously featured the Tranquil Fields body oil and the Tonifying Mist (is that a word? I don't think so) and this month I've also reviewed Kathleen's limited edition roll-on perfumes. (Read here).
The scent of this one is rose, orange and nutmeg, to give a delightful, festive aroma. It's a thick gel that lathers and leaves the skin soft and smelling great. Another wonderful product. I can't sing the praises of this brand highly enough!

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Coco-sulfate*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin*, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine*, Decyl Glucoside*, Rose Damascena Flower Oil**, Citrus Sinensis Peel (Orange Sweet) Oil**, Myristica Fragrans Kernel (Nutmeg) oil**, Citric Acid*, Levulinic Acid*, Lauryl Glucoside*, Coco Glucoside*, Glyceryl Oleate*, Sodium Levulinate*, Sodium Phytate*, Sodium Benzoate, Linalool**, Limonene**, Citral**, Eugenol**, Geraniol**, Citronellol**. **from essential oils *natural plant origin

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I'd been eyeing this hair perfume only the week before the LL box arrived so I was thrilled at its inclusion. Hairy Jayne make vegan hair products for dry hair. This multi-tasker is a heat protector and perfume as well as calming frizz and adding shine. With geranium, bergamot and vanilla, the floral scent is really nice. I've been using it before blow-drying and before using straighteners between washes and I've enjoyed it. I can't comment if my hair smells nice as it's very short so I can't sniff it, but I'm presuming it does!

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat, Cyclomethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Citrus Bergamia Peel Oil Expressed, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Coumarin, Farnesol.

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I'm an absolute nail polish fiend so I was overjoyed to get these two Christmasy shades in the box. Silver Bullet is my favourite as I just adore metallic colours and it's a really bright, intense silver, but I've tried them both and they're both gorgeous although a top coat is highly advised as they chip really easily.
Unflattering hand shot. My skin looks like a sharpei's.
Ingredients for Ruby on Nails: butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, nitrocellulose, acetyl tributyl citrate, isopropyl alcohol, isobutyl acetate, adipic acid/neopentyl glycol/trimellitic anhydride/copolymer, barium sulfate, ci 15850 (red 6 lake), styrene/acrylates copolymer, sucrose benzoate, mica, phthalic anhydride/ trimellitic anhydride/glycols copolymer, stearalkonium bentonite, titanium dioxide, benzophenone-1, acrylates copolymer, butylene glycol, Ci 60725 (Violet 2), aqua, tin oxide, helianthus annuus seed oil, silicon dioxide, Ci 77266 “nano”, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, tocopherol.

Ingredients for Silver Bullet: butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, nitrocellulose, acetyl tributyl citrate, isopropyl alcohol, isobutyl acetate, adipic acid/neopentyl glycol/trimellitic anhydride copolymer, ci 77000 (aluminium powder), styrene/acrylates copolymer, sucrose benzoate, stearalkonium bentonite, benzophenone-1, silica, butylene glycol, aqua, stearic acid, helianthus annuus seed oil, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, tocopherol

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A wonderful Love Lula box to round off 2018 and I've so enjoyed being a part of the blogger programme this year. Here's to many new discoveries next year.

You can subscribe to the Love Lula box here with a special discount currently running.

*I review the beauty box as part of my role as a member of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Programme. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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